Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Theology: learning; teaching; research

As one of the leading theological departments in the UK we enjoy an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

We offer a range of stimulating courses reflecting academic expertise in areas including philosophy of religion and ethics, Christian theology and culture, biblical studies, religious history, Islam and Judaism.

Frances Knight, Head of Department

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Calling all students - join the University music ensembles!

The University Choir, University Chamber Choir and University Philharmonia are now recruiting for members.

The Memorial Scholarship - Theology & Religious Studies

The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to academically talented applicants (as assessed by their School) who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance to support their studies. A maximum of £1250 is available to award between successful applicants in each academic year.

Tarah Van De Wiele awarded the 2015 Postgraduate Teaching Award

The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. Tarah's innovation in teaching is evident in her creative delivery of Jewish studies seminars, as she includes surprising sources of media to immerse her students into the subject at hand. Examples this spring included video-recorded street interviews in Palestine and Israel as "live" applications in a seminar on ethnic and religious identity. She also took advantage of the library's digital archive of British newspapers to help situate students inside the British perception of Hitler's threat to Jews in 1932 as it was played out in reports. Tarah's support of student learning is evident in her commitment to Biblical Hebrew students, as she runs an informal blog dedicated to the class to aid their work when they are outside the classroom.

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Research Seminar

B7 Hemsley
Professor Alan Ford (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham): 'Love God and hate the Pope': the Church of Ireland and anti-Catholicism, 1600-2000

CBET Workshop - The Fate of the Body After Death

The third workshop in a series on Dignity and the Human Body, bringing together biblical and historical perspectives with contemporary and theological points.

Research Seminar

B7 Hemsley
Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham): Mycenaean skulls: "feeble heads" (?µe???? ?????a) or social actors in Aegean Late Bronze Age metaphysics and society (16th-12th c. BC)?

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Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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